Ghana’s mobile voice users hit 38m; MTN grabs 19m

Business News of Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Source: Starrfmonline.com

2017-02-21

Mobile TelephonyGhana’s mobile voice users hit 38 million

Ghana’s total mobile voice subscriptions increased from 35,008,387 as at the end of 2015 to 38,305,078 by the close of December 2016.

This represents a percentage increase of 9.42%, according to latest figures from the National Communication Authority (NCA). The total penetration rate for the month (December) under review was 136.34%.

MTN’s voice subscriptions for the period was 19,296,157 representing a percentage increase of 2.82% from November 2016’s figure of 18,766,106. MTN’s market share for the month under review was 50.37%.

Vodafone recorded a decrease in their mobile voice subscription of 8,289,157 as at the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage decrease of 0.18% from November 2016’s figure of 8,304,783. Vodafone’s market share for December 2016 was 21.64%.

Tigo’s mobile voice subscriptions decreased from 5,365,318 as at the end of November 2016 to 5,339,052 at the end of December 2016. This indicates a percentage decrease of 0.49%. Their market share for the month under review was 13.94%.

At the end of December 2016, Airtel’s voice subscriptions decreased from 4,649,934 as at the end of the previous month to 4,591,051. This represents a percentage decrease of 1.27%. Their total market share for the month under review was 11.99%.

Glo recorded a decrease in their mobile voice subscriptions as figures decreased from 750,751 as at the end of November 2016 to 695,306 at the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage decrease of 7.39%. Their total market share for the month under review was 1.82%.

Expresso’s mobile voice subscriptions decreased from 95,548 as at the end of November 2016 to 93,599 as at the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage decrease of 2.04%. Their total market share for the month under review was 0.24%.

DATA SUBSCRIPTION

Ghana’s total mobile data subscription hit 19,642,152 at the end of 2016 with a penetration rate of 69.91% in December, according to the figures.

Mobile giants MTN’s mobile data subscriptions for December 2016 were 10,226,520 with their market share for the month under review at 52.06%.

Vodafone followed with a subscription of 3,474,090 in December 2016. This is reflected in their market share of 17.69%.

Vodafone mobile recorded 3,474,090 subscriptions in December 2016. This is reflected in their market share of 17.69%.

Airtel’s mobile data subscriptions for December 2016 were 2,902,009. Their market share for the month under review was 14.77%.

Tigo recorded mobile data subscriptions of 2,725,489 as at the end of December 2016. This represents a market share of 13.88%.

Glo’s mobile data subscriptions for December 2016 were 277,372. This is reflected in a market share of 1.41%.

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